IDF Europe’s ‘OPEN’ project officially launched at ATTD 2019

29 April 2019

The EU-H2020 funded project “OPEN” was officially launched on the 22 February during the ATTD 2019 in Berlin. IDF Europe is part of the OPEN project international and intersectoral consortium to establish an evidence base surrounding the impact of Do-it-Yourself Artificial Pancreas Systems (DIY APS) on people with diabetes and healthcare systems. OPen kick off meeting

The project’s first publication was presented during an oral presentation on patient outcomes with novel, DIY artificial pancreas technology. The paper explains the factors influencing motivation, barriers and duration of DIY artificial pancreas system use among real-world users.

The ‘OPEN’ project — open for business

A official kickoff meeting also took place at the event. IDF Europe Board Member Bastian Hauck and professional officer Ernest Karuranga participated in the meeting together with other the consortium members from various sectors. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the tasks ahead and ways to achieve the project’s objectives and the deliverables assigned in its work packages.

In 2018, IDF Europe’s main role was to facilitate knowledge exchange mainly in topics related to advocacy and policy, and in working with policy makers. As of 2019, IDF Europe is involved in the dissemination and communication of the findings of the project.

Learn more about our contributions to the OPEN project

For more information, visit the OPEN project website at